This Week's Dish: Pie Oh My! Food Truck, Small Batch Soft Opening, Mid American School Of Wine Debuts
Local pie palace Pie Oh My! announced last week that it will take its treats to the streets next year with a food truck. Like the brick-and-mortar shop in Maplewood, the truck will serve from-scratch individual-sized pies, slices of pie and quiche. Owner Jane Callahan hopes to add savory potpies to Pie Oh My!’s offerings with the advent of the truck. Stay tuned for more details.
Fans of David Bailey’s engaging eateries have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Small Batch since Bailey announced the vegetarian restaurant and whiskey bar in May. The wait is officially over, as Small Batch held a soft opening this past weekend, and will do the same this coming weekend, Dec. 27-28. The invite to indulge in the vegetarian and vegan dishes and imbibe in the impressive selection of American whiskeys and bourbons is open to all. We’ll see you there!
Local wine professionals Jeff Callahan, Aaron Mandel, Craig Adams and Denise Mueller have founded a new educational series called Mid American School of Wine. Launching in January, the program will include courses—held at various area Robust Wine Bar locations—for every level of knowledge, including:
- Introduction to wine, a one-day casual course for the public
- PreSomm, an industry-focused, eight session course focusing on world of wine basics, table side service, and wine tasting
- The introduction of the five-level Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) program to the St. Louis area
- Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) preparatory course, a six-month course including the on-site exam through the Society of Wine Educators (SWE)